CBS/Sony

CBS/Sony

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CBS/Sony was a label in Japan, South Korea, Hong Kong, South-East Asia and Spain.

In Japan the label was launched in 1968 by CBS/Sony Records Inc., a 50/50 joint-venture company of CBS Inc. and Sony Japan that was established in the same year. Before 1968, CBS' licensee in Japan was Nippon Columbia Co., Ltd..
In August 1973 the CBS/Sony label became part of CBS/Sony Inc..
Following Sony's acquisition of CBS Records, the CBS/Sony label in Japan was renamed to Sony in 1991. (The logo simply dropped the word "CBS", before a new logo was introduced in 1998.)

In Spain the label was active in the 1990s.
Sony dropped the CBS label in 1991 in favour of Columbia, which they acquired the rights for from EMI. In Spain however, the Columbia brand was not owned by EMI, but by Discos Columbia, S.A.. Because of this, Sony introduced the CBS/Sony label in Spain. Eventually Sony also acquired the rights to the Columbia brand in Spain. The CBS/Sony label in Spain was discontinued around 1996/1997.
Please note that the catalogue numbers of CBS/Sony releases in Spain often have the 'COL' prefix. This does not mean they are Columbia releases!

Japanese catalogue numbers
From 1968 to 1976 most releases have a cat# with 4 characters, first two always SO, followed by two more characters (mostly SOL_, SON_, SOP_) and a number (1 to 5 digits). Early releases have a 5-digit number, from about 1972 a 1 to 3-digit number has been used.

From 1976 to 1989 most releases have a cat# with a 2 digit prefix as price code (price in ¥ divided by 100 is the price code, e.g. 3200 ¥ --> price code 32.
Code 00 stands for prices from 10000 ¥).
Followed by a character defining the format:
A = Analog media (Vinyl, LP / 12")
D = Digital media (CD 5")
E = Digital media (CD 3")
K = Cassette
L = Digital media (Laserdisc)
S = Analog media (Vinyl, 7")
Z = Video Tape
The next character defines the genre:
C = Foreign Classic (non-japanese)
G = Domestic Classic (japanese)
H = Domestic Pop (japanese)
P = Foreign Pop (non-japanese)
followed by a 1 to 4 digt number, the numbers are counted within every character group (e.g. "AP", not regarding the price code. Releases with multiple media have a own cat# for each media, the cat# of the release is the cat# of the first media plus the different digits of the last media (e.g. 35AP 3344~5).
Sublabels
'S Wonderful Vocal Series, Best 4 You, Best Classics 100 (8), Best Classics 30, Best Jazz Collection, Best Rock Collection, Big Jazz Fusion 23, Black Contemporary 2000, Bluegrass Jamboree, Burning Reggae, Candies Memory, CBS Favorite Jazz 100, CBS Nice Price Line, CBS ソニー・レゲエ・シリーズ, CBS/Sony Jazz 1500, CBS/Sony Masterworks, CBS/Sony Special Products, CBS/SONY Standard Series, Clover Series, Deluxe Series (8), Electone Melody Shop, Gold Disc (3), Gold Disc Single, Golden Couple Series (2), Grand Prix 20, Hall Of Fame Series (4), Hit Pack Series, It's A Beautiful Rock Day Series, Jazz 1500, Jazz Essence Series, Jazz Flash 50, Jazz Immortals On CD, Live In Japan Series, Master Sound 76, Master Sound DD Direct Disk, Master Sound DM Digital Mastering, Master Sound DR Digital Recording, Miles 25, Miles Davis Greatest On CD, Miles Greatest Collection 25, Miles The Greatest Series, Monumental Performances Of The Century, New Gold Disc, New Miles Davis, New Sounds In Organ, New. Best Classics 150, Openskye, Ormandy Best 30, Pack 20, Rock Best Series, Rock Maniax Collection, Sailing Summer '83, Silver Disc (2), Siren Song, Super Gold, Super Wide 20, SX-74 Sound, SX68MARK II, SX68Sound, Teo Macero Presents, The Best (10), The Best Collection Of Movie Themes, The Best Collection Of Piano Music (2), The Enchantment Of Jazz Vocal Series, The Golden Masters Series, The Square Sound, Vocal Special Collection, ヴィルトゥオーソの饗宴1300, エレクトーン GX, エレクトーン・シリーズ, エレクトーン・ファンタスティック, サウンド・フォレスト・シリーズ, ヒット全曲集, ロック名盤コレクション, ワイド1500, 不滅のロック名盤コレクション, 新・魅惑のエレクトーン, 日本の古代・中世音楽シリーズ, 永遠のスタンダード・シリーズ, 素晴らしきエレクトーンの世界, 魅惑のエレクトーン
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Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
00AC47-51 The Complete Mozart Piano Sonatas  album cover Glenn Gould Plays Mozart* Glenn Gould Plays Mozart* - The Complete Mozart Piano Sonatas(6xLP, Comp, Mono + Box) CBS/Sony 00AC47-51 Japan Unknown Sell This Version
00AC 1432~5 Modern Japanese Compositions  album cover Various Modern Japanese Compositions(4xLP, Comp + Box) CBS/Sony 00AC 1432~5 Japan 1982 Sell This Version
00AG-82~5 秘密伝法灌頂会 天台真盛宗声明   album cover 天台真盛宗法儀研究所 秘密伝法灌頂会 天台真盛宗声明 (4xLP, Album + Box) CBS/Sony 00AG-82~5 Japan 1976 Sell This Version
00AG 742~4 筑前琵琶 柴田旭堂の世界  album cover 柴田旭堂 筑前琵琶 柴田旭堂の世界(3xLP, Album + Box) CBS/Sony 00AG 742~4 Japan 1980 Sell This Version
00AG-800~3 菊棚月清集  album cover 菊棚月清 菊棚月清集(4xLP, Album + Box) CBS/Sony 00AG-800~3 Japan 1981 Sell This Version
00AG 950〜4 津軽三味線 高橋竹山のすべて  album cover 高橋竹山* 津軽三味線 高橋竹山のすべて(5xLP, Album + Box) CBS/Sony 00AG 950〜4 Japan 1983 Sell This Version
00AG156~160 奈良仏教法相宗声明 薬師寺の四季  album cover Various 奈良仏教法相宗声明 薬師寺の四季(6xLP, Album, Box) CBS/Sony 00AG156~160 Japan 1977 Sell This Version
00AG173~175 太田里子全集-その三弦による三曲-  album cover 太田里子 太田里子全集-その三弦による三曲-(3xLP, Box) CBS/Sony 00AG173~175 Japan 1977 Sell This Version
00AH 1021~5 百恵伝説  ―スター・レジェンド― = Star Legend  album cover 山口百恵* 百恵伝説 ―スター・レジェンド― = Star Legend(5xLP, Comp + Box) CBS/Sony 00AH 1021~5 Japan 1980 Sell This Version
00AP 2221-6 Collected Works  album cover Simon & Garfunkel Collected Works(6xLP, Album + Box, Comp) CBS/Sony 00AP 2221-6 Japan 1982 Sell This Version
00AP1375~80 Complete  album cover Simon & Garfunkel Complete(6xLP, Album, RE + Box, Comp) CBS/Sony 00AP1375~80 Japan 1979 Sell This Version
00AP 2076~81 The Greatest History 1955-1969  album cover Miles Davis The Greatest History 1955-1969(6xLP, Comp, Ltd + Box, Ltd) CBS/Sony 00AP 2076~81 Japan 1981 Sell This Version
00AP 3136~40 Biograph  album cover Bob Dylan Biograph(5xLP, Comp + Box) CBS/Sony 00AP 3136~40 Japan 1986 Sell This Version
00DC 120~3 The Well-Tempered Clavier (Complete)  album cover Bach* / Glenn Gould Bach* / Glenn Gould - The Well-Tempered Clavier (Complete)(4xCD, Comp) CBS/Sony 00DC 120~3 Japan Unknown Sell This Version
00DC 989~96 The Budapest String Quartet; Beethoven - String Quartets(complete)  album cover Ludwig van Beethoven, Budapest String Quartet Ludwig van Beethoven, Budapest String Quartet - The Budapest String Quartet; Beethoven - String Quartets(complete)(8xCD, RM) CBS/Sony 00DC 989~96 Japan 1987 Sell This Version
00DC937-940 Brahms: Chamber Music Collection  album cover Budapest String Quartet, Rudolf Serkin, Walter Trampler Budapest String Quartet, Rudolf Serkin, Walter Trampler - Brahms: Chamber Music Collection(4xCD, Comp) CBS/Sony 00DC937-940 Japan 1987 Sell This Version
00DG 51~4 CD デジタル・サウンド・ワールド  album cover Unknown Artist CD デジタル・サウンド・ワールド(4xCD, Comp) CBS/Sony 00DG 51~4 Japan 1985 Sell This Version
00DG 21〜24 高橋竹山* 津軽三味線 高橋竹山のすべて(4xCD, Album) CBS/Sony 00DG 21〜24 Japan Unknown Sell This Version
00DH-311~4 松田聖子全集 Seiko Box  album cover Seiko Matsuda 松田聖子全集 Seiko Box(4xCD, Comp) CBS/Sony 00DH-311~4 Japan 1985 Sell This Version
00DH 323~6 '72-'85 Dandyism  album cover Hiromi Go '72-'85 Dandyism(4xCD, Comp) CBS/Sony 00DH 323~6 Japan 1985 Sell This Version
00DP 271~4 Piano Ballade  album cover Pierre Buzon Piano Ballade(4xCD, Album) CBS/Sony 00DP 271~4 Japan 1985 Sell This Version
00DP 401~3 Biograph  album cover Bob Dylan Biograph(3xCD + Box, Comp) CBS/Sony 00DP 401~3 Japan 1985 Sell This Version
00DP 425~8 Percy Faith Best Collection  album cover Percy Faith & His Orchestra Percy Faith Best Collection(4xCD, Album, Comp) CBS/Sony 00DP 425~8 Japan 1986 Sell This Version
00DP 872~5 Miles Davis The Greatest History 1955~1969  album cover Miles Davis Miles Davis The Greatest History 1955~1969(4xCD, Comp, Mono) CBS/Sony 00DP 872~5 Japan 1987 Sell This Version
00DP 570-577 The Lady - Complete Collection  album cover Billie Holiday The Lady - Complete Collection(8xCD, Comp + Box) CBS/Sony 00DP 570-577 Japan 1986 Sell This Version
00DP 630~635 The Voice: The Columbia Years 1943-1952  album cover Frank Sinatra The Voice: The Columbia Years 1943-1952(6xCD, Comp, Mono + Box, Comp) CBS/Sony 00DP 630~635 Japan 1987 Sell This Version
0002 Last Train To London  album cover E.L.O.* Last Train To London(7", Single) CBS/Sony 0002 Thailand 1979 Sell This Version
3P90059 Beat It / Baby Be Mine (Disco Sampler)  album cover Michael Jackson Beat It / Baby Be Mine (Disco Sampler)(12", Maxi, Promo, Smplr) CBS/Sony 3P90059 Japan 1982 Sell This Version
04SH-1884 Silent Song  album cover Psy . S Silent Song(7", Single) CBS/Sony 04SH-1884 Japan 1987 Sell This Version
04SH 1896 Gentle Land  album cover Echoes (5) Gentle Land(7", S/Sided) CBS/Sony 04SH 1896 Japan 1987 Sell This Version
04SH-1973 Moon Voice  album cover Grass Valley Moon Voice(7", S/Sided, Single) Fitzbeat 04SH-1973 Japan 1987 Sell This Version
04SH 1987 Electric Sweetie  album cover Zelda Electric Sweetie(7", S/Sided, Single) CBS/Sony 04SH 1987 Japan 1987 Sell This Version
04SH 2024 Dilemma  album cover 千年Comets Dilemma(7", S/Sided, Single) CBS/Sony, Sound Development 04SH 2024 Japan 1987 Sell This Version
04SP 966 Hot Summer Nights  album cover Miami Sound Machine Hot Summer Nights(7", S/Sided, Single) CBS/Sony 04SP 966 Japan 1986 Sell This Version
04SP 984 Danger Zone  album cover Kenny Loggins Danger Zone(7", S/Sided) CBS/Sony 04SP 984 Japan 1986 Sell This Version
04SP 985 Take My Breath Away (Love Theme From "Top Gun")  album cover Berlin Take My Breath Away (Love Theme From "Top Gun")(7", S/Sided, Single) CBS/Sony 04SP 985 Japan 1986 Sell This Version
04SP 987 Heaven In Your Eyes  album cover Loverboy Heaven In Your Eyes(7", S/Sided, Single) CBS/Sony 04SP 987 Japan 1986 Sell This Version
04SP 988 Mighty Wings  album cover Cheap Trick Mighty Wings(7", S/Sided) CBS/Sony 04SP 988 Japan 1986 Sell This Version
04SP 989 Playing With The Boys  album cover Kenny Loggins Playing With The Boys(7", S/Sided, Single) CBS/Sony 04SP 989 Japan 1986 Sell This Version
04SP 1005 Winner Takes It All  album cover Sammy Hagar Winner Takes It All(7", S/Sided, Single) CBS/Sony 04SP 1005 Japan 1987 Sell This Version
04SP 1006 Meet Me Half Way  album cover Kenny Loggins Meet Me Half Way(7", S/Sided, Single) CBS/Sony 04SP 1006 Japan 1987 Sell This Version
04SP 1058 System Of Survival  album cover Earth, Wind & Fire System Of Survival 04SP 1058 Japan 1987 Sell This Version
04SP 1061 We Are Music / Rock N' Roll  album cover Martika And The We Ares We Are Music / Rock N' Roll (Single) 04SP 1061 Japan 1987 Sell This Version
04SP 1062 We Are Music - Heavy Metal  album cover Chris And The Heavy Metal We Are Music - Heavy Metal(7", S/Sided, Single) CBS/Sony 04SP 1062 Japan 1987 Sell This Version
04SP 1065 Back In The U.S.S.R.  album cover Billy Joel Back In The U.S.S.R.(7", S/Sided) CBS/Sony 04SP 1065 Japan 1987 Sell This Version
04SP 1069 Someone To Love Me For Me  album cover Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam Someone To Love Me For Me(7", S/Sided, Single, Promo) CBS/Sony 04SP 1069 Japan 1987 Sell This Version
04SP 1075 Brilliant Disguise  album cover Bruce Springsteen Brilliant Disguise(7", S/Sided, Single) CBS/Sony 04SP 1075 Japan 1987 Sell This Version
04SP1077 Hazy Shade Of Winter = 冬の散歩道  album cover Bangles = バングルス* Bangles = バングルス* - Hazy Shade Of Winter = 冬の散歩道(7", S/Sided, Single) CBS/Sony, Def Jam Recordings, Def Jam Recordings 04SP1077 Japan 1987 Sell This Version
04SP 1080 Shy Boys  album cover Ana Shy Boys(7", S/Sided, Single) CBS/Sony 04SP 1080 Japan 1987 Sell This Version
05SH 453 すきま風 / 夢追い酒 (カラオケ)  album cover クリスタル・サウンズ* すきま風 / 夢追い酒 (カラオケ)(7") CBS/Sony 05SH 453 Japan 1978 Sell This Version
05SH 490 シートン動物記 りすのバナー  album cover 朝倉理恵 シートン動物記 りすのバナー(7", Single) CBS/Sony, Little Gang 05SH 490 Japan 1979 Sell This Version
05SH 538 8時だヨ!ふた子のモンチッチ=Hachiji-dayo! Futago No Monchhichi  album cover 朝倉理恵 = Rie Asakura* 朝倉理恵 = Rie Asakura* - 8時だヨ!ふた子のモンチッチ=Hachiji-dayo! Futago No Monchhichi(7", Single) CBS/Sony 05SH 538 Japan 1979 Sell This Version
05SH 539 アブラハムの子  album cover 子門真人 アブラハムの子(7", Single) CBS/Sony 05SH 539 Japan 1979 Sell This Version
05SH 542 科学探検隊タンサー5  album cover ビリー山口 科学探検隊タンサー5(7", Single) CBS/Sony 05SH 542 Japan 1980 Sell This Version
05SH 615 (LG) 闘士ゴーディアン  album cover 塩見大治郎 闘士ゴーディアン(7") CBS/Sony, Little Gang 05SH 615 (LG) Japan 1979 Sell This Version
05SH 616 さるとび参上 / 佐助のバラード / 佐助翔べ  album cover アクエリアス* さるとび参上 / 佐助のバラード / 佐助翔べ(7", Single) CBS/Sony, Little Gang 05SH 616 Japan 1979 Sell This Version
05SH 1490 ウェラム・ボートクラブ = Wearham Boat Club  album cover Rebecca (8) = レベッカ* Rebecca (8) = レベッカ* - ウェラム・ボートクラブ = Wearham Boat Club(7", Single) Fitzbeat, CBS/Sony 05SH 1490 Japan 1984 Sell This Version
05SH 1589 Virginity  album cover Rebecca (8) Virginity(7", Single) Fitzbeat, CBS/Sony 05SH 1589 Japan 1984 Sell This Version
05SH 1625 ラブ イズ Cash  album cover Rebecca (8) ラブ イズ Cash(7", Single) Fitzbeat, CBS/Sony 05SH 1625 Japan 1985 Sell This Version
05SP 3001 Tunnel Of Love  album cover Bruce Springsteen Tunnel Of Love (Single) 05SP 3001 Japan 1988 Sell This Version
05SP 3003 Throwaway  album cover Mick Jagger Throwaway (Single) 05SP 3003 Japan 1987 Sell This Version
05SP 3007 Give Me All Your Love (1988 Mix)  album cover Whitesnake Give Me All Your Love (1988 Mix) (Single) 05SP 3007 Japan 1988 Sell This Version
05SP 3009 Pamela  album cover Toto Pamela (Single) 05SP 3009 Japan 1988 Sell This Version
05SP 3010 The Boy Next Door  album cover Ana The Boy Next Door(7") CBS/Sony 05SP 3010 Japan 1988 Sell This Version
05SP 3016 Nothin' But A Good Time  album cover Poison (3) Nothin' But A Good Time (Single) 05SP 3016 Japan 1988 Sell This Version
05SP 3017 One Step Up  album cover Bruce Springsteen One Step Up (Single) 05SP 3017 Japan 1988 Sell This Version
05SP 3035 Heart Of Mine  album cover Boz Scaggs Heart Of Mine 05SP 3035 Japan 1988 Sell This Version
05SP 3039 Johnny B (J-Version)  album cover Hooters* Johnny B (J-Version) (Single) 05SP 3039 Japan 1988 Sell This Version
05SP 3055 In Your Room = 恋の手ほどきIN YOUR ROOM  album cover Bangles = バングルス* Bangles = バングルス* - In Your Room = 恋の手ほどきIN YOUR ROOM (Single) 05SP 3055 Japan 1988 Sell This Version
05WP-3017 One Step Up  album cover Bruce Springsteen One Step Up(Cass, Single, Ltd) CBS/Sony 05WP-3017 Japan 1988 Sell This Version
06SG 7 火の鳥 / 愛は永遠に  album cover S.Y.O. 火の鳥 / 愛は永遠に(7", Promo) CBS/Sony 06SG 7 Japan 1978 Sell This Version
06SG 18 相馬盆唄 / 会津磐梯山  album cover 伊庭末雄 / 梅若 伊庭末雄 / 梅若 - 相馬盆唄 / 会津磐梯山(7", Single) CBS/Sony 06SG 18 Japan 1979 Sell This Version
06SG 19 長持唄 / さんさ時雨  album cover 芳村君男 / 伊庭末雄 芳村君男 / 伊庭末雄 - 長持唄 / さんさ時雨(7", Single) CBS/Sony 06SG 19 Japan 1979 Sell This Version
06SH-3 恋路ヶ浜  album cover ジャンク 恋路ヶ浜(7", Single) CBS/Sony 06SH-3 Japan 1976 Sell This Version
06SH-4 あるとき = Arutoki  album cover Mari* & Bux Bunny Mari* & Bux Bunny - あるとき = Arutoki (Single) 06SH-4 Japan 1976 Sell This Version
06SH 5 セクシィ  album cover 下田逸郎* セクシィ(7", Single) CBS/Sony 06SH 5 Japan 1976 Sell This Version
06SH 7 麻雀水滸伝  album cover 横山やすし 麻雀水滸伝(7", Single) CBS/Sony 06SH 7 Japan 1976 Sell This Version
06SH 8 東京のどこかに  album cover 真木ひでと* 東京のどこかに(7", Single) CBS/Sony 06SH 8 Japan 1976 Sell This Version
06SH 10 赤いハイヒール  album cover 太田裕美* 赤いハイヒール(7", Single) CBS/Sony 06SH 10 Japan 1976 Sell This Version
06SH 12 夏が来た!  album cover キャンディーズ* 夏が来た!(7", Single) CBS/Sony 06SH 12 Japan 1976 Sell This Version
06SH 13 友達から恋人に = Tomodachi Kara Koibitoni  album cover 池田ひろ子 友達から恋人に = Tomodachi Kara Koibitoni(7", Single) CBS/Sony 06SH 13 Japan 1976 Sell This Version
06SH 14 青春に恥じないように  album cover 南沙織* 青春に恥じないように(7", Single) CBS/Sony 06SH 14 Japan 1976 Sell This Version
06SH 15 横須賀ストーリー = Yokosuka Story  album cover 山口百恵* 横須賀ストーリー = Yokosuka Story(7", Single) CBS/Sony 06SH 15 Japan 1976 Sell This Version
06SH16 話相手  album cover Yoko Aso 話相手(7") CBS/Sony 06SH16 Japan Unknown Sell This Version
06SH.20 モントリオール讃歌 = Welcome To Montreal  album cover ルネ* = René Simard ルネ* = René Simard - モントリオール讃歌 = Welcome To Montreal(7", Single, Promo) CBS/Sony 06SH.20 Japan 1976 Sell This Version
06SH 28 踊り子  album cover フォーリーブス* 踊り子(7", Single) CBS/Sony 06SH 28 Japan 1976 Sell This Version
06SH 29 水色の星  album cover 吉田真梨 水色の星(7", Single) CBS/Sony 06SH 29 Japan 1976 Sell This Version
06SH 32 あなたは淋しくないですか  album cover 松本結香 あなたは淋しくないですか(7", Single) CBS/Sony 06SH 32 Japan 1976 Sell This Version
06SH 33 ハロー・チャーミング  album cover 朝加真由美* ハロー・チャーミング(7", Single) CBS/Sony 06SH 33 Japan 1976 Sell This Version
06SH 34 国吉良一* 五年目の坂道(7") CBS/Sony 06SH 34 Japan Unknown Sell This Version
06SH37 愛しあうには若すぎて  album cover 豊川誕* 愛しあうには若すぎて(7", Single) CBS/Sony 06SH37 Japan 1976 Sell This Version
06SH 40 愛の渚  album cover 天地真理* 愛の渚(7", Single) CBS/Sony 06SH 40 Japan 1976 Sell This Version
06SH 41 あなたがいたから僕がいた  album cover 郷ひろみ* あなたがいたから僕がいた(7", Single) CBS/Sony 06SH 41 Japan 1976 Sell This Version
06SH 43 坂上二郎 酒場のタンゴ 06SH 43 Japan 1976 Sell This Version
06SH 44 縁切寺  album cover バンバン 縁切寺(7") CBS/Sony 06SH 44 Japan 1976 Sell This Version
06SH 45 これで準備OK / 忘れられた夏  album cover 南佳孝* これで準備OK / 忘れられた夏(7", Single) CBS/Sony 06SH 45 Japan 1976 Sell This Version
06SH 46 涙があればいい  album cover 有吉ジュン 涙があればいい (Single) 06SH 46 Japan 1976 Sell This Version
06SH 48 暁に駆ける  album cover 牧美智子 暁に駆ける(7", Single) CBS/Sony 06SH 48 Japan 1976 Sell This Version
06SH 49 風は生きている  album cover Hizuru Kotobuki 風は生きている (Single) 06SH 49 Japan 1976 Sell This Version
06SH50 Joyful Arirang  album cover Kim Sang Hee* Joyful Arirang(7", Promo) CBS/Sony 06SH50 Japan Unknown Sell This Version